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Freshman Andee Poulos, 17, of Sandy Springs,walks Friday at her school, Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs. In 2011, she had a severe headache that turned out to be a non-traumatic brain injury. The brain injury left her bedridden and barely able to communicate. Now she is doing well, recovering and back at school. She has a paraprofessional who helps her at school as she uses a wheelchair and walker to go to classes.Andee Poulos, 17, gets a hug and a kiss from her brother George, 9, during school. After months of therapy because a brain injury had left her bedridden and barely able to communicate, Andee seemed to turn the corner last summer, when she spoke her brother’s name.Andee Poulos, 17, of Sandy Springs, was 14 years old when a severe headache turned out to be a non-traumatic brain injury that led to her hospitalization, months of therapy and an outpouring of support from friends. Those friends formed a nonprofit, Andee’s Army, that provides services and financial assistance to families of children receiving medical treatment for non-traumatic brain injuries.